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Re: Sweeping up the Tops Around Broom Fell

Useful report, and great photos as ever. I'll be In Keswick at the end of September, and was contemplating routes over these hills at the weekend.
by Phil the Hill
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:29 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Sweeping up the Tops Around Broom Fell
Replies: 4
Views: 340

Re: Jock's Road out of lockdown: Tolmount and pals

I did pretty much this route 2 years ago, but biked in to Glencallater Lodge and wild camped near the bothy just below Lizzie's Cairn. Contoured below the last 2 as I'd done them before, but it was probably harder going then going over the top, though with better views into Coire Kander. It's a grea...
by Phil the Hill
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:50 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Jock's Road out of lockdown: Tolmount and pals
Replies: 6
Views: 674

Re: Trowel time

I have an i-Poo'd. Bought it for the silly name, but it's actually a good lightweight trowel that folds up.
by Phil the Hill
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:32 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Trowel time
Replies: 10
Views: 656

Re: My Last Day in the Hills - Carn a' Chlamain

Hoping to do this one in October 2020 as my first day in the Scottish hills since the lockdown. Nice to see some autumn colours, as I normally go up to Scotland in spring or winter.
by Phil the Hill
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:56 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: My Last Day in the Hills - Carn a' Chlamain
Replies: 1
Views: 335

Re: The Marilyn with the Least Ascent?

You can actually park your car at what is considered to be the current summit of Crowborough, just round the corner from the trig point. I walked in from the Ashdown Forest to make it more interesting - rather pleasant when the bluebells are out.
by Phil the Hill
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:36 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The Marilyn with the Least Ascent?
Replies: 9
Views: 941

Re: Winter - how did you learn?

My mate and I got Martin Moran's Winter Mountaineering book when it first came out, and thought it looked great but resolved we'd never do anything like that. Then we went up Pen Yr Ol Wen on a wet Autumn day and got thoroughly soaked, after which we upgraded our gear to the latest Gore Tex tech (fo...
by Phil the Hill
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:13 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Winter - how did you learn?
Replies: 26
Views: 1349

Re: Silver Linings

That putting on the waterproof overtrousers dance sounds familiar! :lol:
by Phil the Hill
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:55 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Silver Linings
Replies: 5
Views: 520

Re: Raaaaaasay

Loved this island, and must go back. Sadly our visit to Dun Caan was just before the distillery opened, but I have a bottle of their first release on pre-order :D
by Phil the Hill
Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:13 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Raaaaaasay
Replies: 5
Views: 572

Re: PHOTO COMPETITION #94 — October 2019

1 Skyelines
2 Schoon
3 Mountainstar

Hard choice!
by Phil the Hill
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:07 pm
 
Forum: Photo threads, comps and quizzes
Topic: PHOTO COMPETITION #94 — October 2019
Replies: 32
Views: 2554

Re: When do you count a Munro?

As I think the OP was saying, you set your own rules. I got some odd looks on Beinn Bhrotain by bagging the embedded rock on the flat plateau that Hill Bagging said was the true summit feature, as well as the large cairn. I haven't necessarily been that precise on all previous Munros, but thought I ...
by Phil the Hill
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:18 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: When do you count a Munro?
Replies: 77
Views: 5220

Re: Day pack to carry inside multiday pack??

I have the North Face equivalent. It's brilliant for carrying inside a camping pack then using for walks from a wild camp up hills. There's no padding on the back, but if you fold your waterproof jacket up inside that works as padding. As you say, you can't attach poles, but I just use one and carry...
by Phil the Hill
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:18 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Day pack to carry inside multiday pack??
Replies: 13
Views: 1118

Re: Summer Bunting

I did pretty much the same route in reverse from Chest of Dee on 28 May, in a brief break in the wet weather. There were several snow buntings on the summit of Beinn Bhrotain, though I only managed one shot from distance. Yours is much better than I got.
by Phil the Hill
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:00 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Summer Bunting
Replies: 3
Views: 444

Re: Carn a' Chlamain - a long, hot day

Good report with some useful detail. I'm planning this one for my next Munro.
by Phil the Hill
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:47 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Carn a' Chlamain - a long, hot day
Replies: 5
Views: 930

Re: Which Munro/Corbett will you leave till last, or...

I'm saving Sgurr na Ciche for last Munro - unless I crack and bag it before then!
by Phil the Hill
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:07 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Which Munro/Corbett will you leave till last, or...
Replies: 27
Views: 1851

Re: Strategy for getting good weather, coming up from Englan

Being based in South London and having to book holidays from work in advance, my strategy has been always to go up to Scotland in the last week of May (plus 2nd or 3rd week of February when I was doing Winter hills) for the best chance of good weather. Nothing is guaranteed, of course! I've had some...
by Phil the Hill
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:24 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Strategy for getting good weather, coming up from England
Replies: 28
Views: 1529
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